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4/20/2018

A professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University uses Sony's Digital Paper device in the classroom. Akhan Almagambetov outlines four ways he uses it for instruction, including sharing lecture notes and managing grading.

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4/20/2018

A teacher in Lodi, Calif., has created a Google Classroom to help migrant students keep up with their schoolwork when their families return to Mexico during the off-season. One student, who leaves with his father in November and returns in April, says the program has kept him from falling behind.

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4/19/2018

Nearly three-quarters of higher-education online program administrators surveyed say they design their courses based on hiring trends and the potential for student enrollment, according to a report from BestColleges. The majority of students, meanwhile, say they choose courses that match their career goals, but add that cost remains their largest obstacle to enrollment, the data show.

4/19/2018

Several major education-technology projects and investments were announced this week at the annual ASU+GSV technology summit. Among the notable announcements was that coding boot camp pioneer General Assembly was sold to Adecco Group for an all-cash deal of $412.5 million.

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4/18/2018

State spending on preschool reached more than $7.6 billion in 2017 -- up from $2.4 billion in 2002 -- according to a report by the National Institute for Early Education Research. Data also show an increase in preschool enrollment.

4/18/2018

Using mobile phones during learning may lead to recall challenges and slower reading speeds, according to a study by researchers at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Researchers found that the effects worsened with the use of social media.

4/18/2018

Online testing in Tennessee will be extended following what may have been a "deliberate attack" on the state's testing vendor. Education Commissioner Candice McQueen says student data was not compromised in the incident.

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4/17/2018

Several factors should drive classroom audiovisual purchasing, asserts Tim Dunn, director of IT program management in the Office of Information Technology for Fulton County Schools in Atlanta. In this blog post, he shares a six-point checklist.

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4/17/2018

Schools are working to incorporate computer science education, but some data show lack of teacher training is a barrier to implementation. States, such as Rhode Island and Indiana, have created partnerships to help expand teacher support.

4/17/2018

Second-grade students at an Indiana elementary school are using iPads to program robots as part of an exercise aimed at teaching them coding basics. Using code, students input various commands for their three-wheeled Dash robots.

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